12th of August, 1978

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 12th of August, 1978, fell on a Saturday.
  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • Decade: 1970s.
  • 39 years, 11 months and 4 days have passed since the 12th of August, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 of 1978.
  • Day 224 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 12th of August, 1978 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 12th of August, 1978, will be 39 years of age.
  • American Format: 08-12-1978 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1978-08-12. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19780812" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 271724400.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 12th of August, 1978:

  • United States: Three Times A Lady - Commodores
  • United Kingdom: You're The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 12th of August, 1978.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 12th of August, 1978 was probably conceived around the 2nd of November, 1977. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 12th of August, 1978 is the 22nd of May, 1979. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 12th of August:

  • 12th of August, 1966: Massacre of Braybrook Street: Harry Roberts, John Duddy and Jack Witney kill 3 policemen in London, England.
  • 12th of August, 1969: Battle of the Bogside: Riots break out in Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • 12th of August, 1982: A debt crisis begins in Latin America when Mexico announces that it is unable to pay its foreign debt.
  • 12th of August, 1985: Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes, killing 520 people.
  • 12th of August, 1988: The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) is released in cinemas.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Dallas - Soap opera.
  • The Incredible Hulk - Starring Lou Ferrigno.
  • The Love Boat - Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
  • Chips - TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.
  • Soap - Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.
  • Eight Is Enough - Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
  • Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
  • Quincy, M.E. - TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.
  • Charlie's Angels - TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.
  • The Muppet Show - American TV show that included characters such as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of August:

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Videos

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Visualize

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 12th of August, 1978.

  • 14,583 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,259,971,200 seconds have passed since the 12th of August, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,469,966,400 times.
  • Since the 12th of August, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 650,145,139,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 209,995,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 108,357,523 steps. That's about 48,159 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,119,654 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Saturday" in other languages is:

  • German: Samstag.
  • French: Samedi.
  • Italian: Sabato.
  • Spanish: Sabado.
  • Portuguese: Sabado.

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